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Ruby on Rails fails to properly verify input passed via the URL

Vulnerability Note VU#699540

Original Release Date: 2006-08-11 | Last Revised: 2006-09-08

Overview

Ruby on Rails fails to properly validate input. This may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Description

Ruby on Rails is a web application programming framework. Ruby on Rails 1.1.4 and earlier contain a vulnerability in the processing of user input. Rails 1.0 and earlier are not affected.

Impact

A remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Solution

Upgrade or patch

This vulnerability has been addressed in Ruby on Rails 1.1.6.

Vendor Information

699540
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

37signals

Updated:  August 10, 2006

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Please see the Rails security advisory.

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Gentoo Linux

Updated:  August 17, 2006

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Please see GLSA-200608-20.

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CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Acknowledgements

This vulnerability was publicly reported by David August.

This document was written by Will Dormann.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Severity Metric: 16.45
Date Public: 2006-08-09
Date First Published: 2006-08-11
Date Last Updated: 2006-09-08 21:51 UTC
Document Revision: 9

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